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2020 tOSU Offense

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ScriptOhio, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    If they get any "pass blocking" at all their passing game could easily be the BIA in 2020.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2020
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  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    What I expect JF to be better at in 2020 is making quick decisions. It'll be hard for him to improve on 68% 40 TDs and 3 INTS but he definitely could improve knowing where to go with the ball more quickly.

    That a lone should help cut down on sacks and then you add in a very good OL and for sure we will be better protecting JF next season.

    The passing game I KNOW will be the best in the country but I think we will still be a very good running team. We are a very unique offense IMO.

    1. Very physical run oriented OL
    2. Multiple TEs
    3. Big physical backs
    4. Stable of WRs
    5. A freak QB who can literally beat a team a variety of ways.

    Wouldn't be shocked to see JF break Dwaynes records.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    So it occurred to me the other day, if the OL starting lineup goes Munford/Miller/Myers/Davis/NPF then we are looking at what, 3-4 of the starting OL being a former 5 star recruit?

    @LordJeffBuck does all the recruiting comparisons with tsun so I'll leave it to him but just another reminder of how OSU recruits/reloads vs anyone else in the B1G (or in the country really).

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  6. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    I really feel like a pass catching threat out of the backfield is the only thing missing for this offense. And can that same guy be effective in pass pro?

    Urban once said that RB was the “Cadillac” position in CFB...Fields is a legit dual threat QB but do we really want him optioning teams to death?

    IMO the RB competition for playing time comes down to three things:

    1) Ball security
    2) Always falling forward and gaining yards
    3) Passing game proficiency

    So, who out of the RB room will step up and be a legit threat to compromise a defense’s weakness vs the pass?

    Captain obvious here but if you’re fumbling, it’s a problem...if you’re being stopped for no gain, it’s a problem...

    But if you’re not a threat to catch the ball or can’t pick up blitzes effectively it seriously limits this offense’s true potential. This might sound like I’m nitpicking but the dude who is closest to the QB needs to be a versatile weapon and there’s still a lot to prove for these young Bucks.
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yeah that'd be 4 of 5 being 5 star recruits and not to be out done the DL has 2 of 4 as 5 star recruits!
    This is where I hope we took some notes from @Nutriaitch team and put some of our WRs in the backfield to create massive matchup issues. The way LSU was motioning Jefferson out of the backfield was lethal.

    Some obvious people would be Gill, Cooper, and IMO Fleming would be a monster in that role.
  8. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    You missed the 2 most obvious WR options: Wilson and Williams! Wilson already beat out McCall for PR, so we know he can move with the ball in space, and Williams is like a Campbell/Ginn mashup. Both would be dangerous out of the backfield, along with Gill, and possibly Fleming(I could see a RS year for Cooper)
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  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I am so excited to see this offense. I really think Williams will be one of the fastest players in football, Wilson is the best at coming down with the ball, and then there's Olave who's one of the best over all. Then you add in everything we have from the freshman class and honestly who do you stop?

    As good as our offenses have been the past 10 years I really do expect a record breaking performance next year. Shoot JF may even break Burrow's records.
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    How Will Ohio State Replace… Left Guard Jonah Jackson


    Jonah Jackson came to Ohio State as a graduate transfer from Rutgers. He didn’t arrive on the OSU campus until the summer, but soon after his arrival he was running with the first team and before long became a team leader.

    His ability to integrate into the offensive line room spoke volumes of both Jackson and the rest of the linemen who welcomed him in, knowing that he had designs on somebody’s job.

    The foundation that welcomed him in remains, which is good news when it comes to finding and developing a replacement. Just as Jackson did a year ago, his replacement won’t have to do it alone. He will have help on both sides of him every step of the way.

    But when it does come to replacing Jackson on the field, the next left guard will have big shoes to fill. Jackson routinely led the team in knockdowns and displayed a tenacity and violence that helped set the tone for the entire offensive line.

    The Candidates
    Left guard is the only spot on the Ohio State interior offensive line where a new starter must be found. This means that every interior lineman who isn’t already a starter will essentially be competing for the spot.

    Rising sophomore Harry Miller has already earned all kinds of praise from Ryan Day to Greg Studrawa to Josh Myers. None of them have ever seen such a grasp of center for such a young player. There is no need to move Myers from his center spot, so Miller’s first starting role for the Buckeyes could come at left guard.

    Gavin Cupp will be a fifth-year senior and has repped everywhere on the interior. He was injured down the stretch this past season, so that may impact him heading into the spring as the Buckeyes begin to shake things out on the offensive line. Matthew Jones also missed most of the last half of the 2019 season, but he is still a very promising option.

    Enokk Vimahi played in three games this past season as a true freshman, so he has both gained valuable experience and also maintained his redshirt. He will enter spring as an inexperienced, but athletic option who learns quickly. Classmate Ryan Jacoby also redshirted in 2019 and will be involved in the competition.

    Spring Outlook
    If there are any injuries, expect them to be dealt with cautiously. There is no need to push anybody past any kind of limit in the spring. This is also the time for offseason surgeries, so any kind of absence can alter spring plans in a number of ways.

    If everyone is good to go, the spring could see a battle of recruiting achievement versus veteran presence.

    Gavin Cupp is the small-school Ohio product who repped with the ones for most of last spring and knows how to do everything. Harry Miller and Matthew Jones were two of the top centers in their respective recruiting classes and may not be denied much longer.

    Enokk Vimahi and Ryan Jacoby will both get an opportunity to belong, but they are more likely to be providing depth than fighting for a starting spot.

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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. GovTressel

    GovTressel Junior

    When’s the last time we had two natural WRs on this level? (Using “natural” in a way that Campbell/Ginn/Boston would be considered athletes playing receiver, but not pure WRs). Smith/Thomas were an absolute lethal combination, but Wilson/Olave next year might be an all-timer.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    How Will Ohio State Replace… WR Binjimen Victor


    Binjimen Victor came to Ohio State from Coconut Creek High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he was ranked the No. 12 wide receiver in the 2016 class and the No. 97 player overall.

    There was a possibility of redshirting as a true freshman, but the Buckeyes needed receivers and so Victor played sparingly. He finished with just four catches in 2016.

    It was over his final three years, however, where he made his biggest contributions at Ohio State. Victor and classmate Austin Mack split the reps at the X receiver spot in 2017 and most of 2018. Victor caught 23 passes for 349 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore, and then went 21-354-4 as a junior.

    This past season while starting every game for the Buckeyes and splitting reps with true freshman Garrett Wilson, Victor finished with a career-high 34 catches for 545 yards, scoring six touchdowns.

    For his career, Binjimen Victor finished with 92 receptions for 1,312 yards and 18 touchdowns.

    The Candidates

    At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Binjimen Victor had the kind of size you expect to find at the X receiver spot. He was joined this past season at X by freshman Garrett Wilson, who at 6-0 and 188 pounds isn’t exactly the prototype. Still, Wilson clearly found a home as a rookie, finishing fourth on the team with 30 receptions for 432 yards and five touchdowns. The 30 receptions were the most for an Ohio State true freshman since David Boston in 1996.

    When looking at receivers who fit the bigger body description, rising senior Jaylen Harris certainly fits the bill. However, at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, Harris has just five receptions over his first three seasons as a Buckeye. Fellow fourth-year receiver Ellijah Gardiner could also factor in here. After redshirting in 2017, Gardiner has just one reception in his career. Third-year receiver Kamryn Babb could also be one to watch following a slew of knee injuries. He has yet to get on the field for the Buckeyes but was the No. 73 player overall in the 2018 recruiting class.

    And speaking of recruiting classes, the Buckeyes are bringing in four new receivers in the 2020 class, and as many as three of them could factor in at the X.

    Gee Scott looks the part, resembling a young Michael Thomas. At 6-foot-3 and 207 pounds, Scott has the frame necessary to battle for the sideline passes at the chains. Julian Fleming — the No. 1 receiver in the 2020 class — could end up at either outside spot for the Buckeyes. Jaxon Smith-Njigba — he of nearly 4,000 yards receiving the past two seasons — could end up anywhere for Ohio State, and will likely produce wherever that is.

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  14. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    There are several, but none to start out the year at this level.

    Smith and Thomas took a while but at the end of '14 were there. After that I'd say Jenkins and Holmes in '03 and then Boston and Miller in '98.
  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    We started the '05 season knowing what we had in Holmes and Gonzales as far as polished WR's.

    (If I'm understanding the topic correctly)

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